Very Rare Stoneware Pitcher att. William Nichols, Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1823

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 453

Price Realized: $826.00

($700 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to William Nichols, Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1823, ovoid pitcher with short, narrow collar and tooling to shoulder and rim, the front decorated with a stylized floral motif featuring a foliate spray emanating from a series of graduated circles. Brushed cobalt highlight to upper handle terminal. Few pitchers by this early Poughkeepsie maker are known. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, purchased by the consignor decades ago. One spout chip. Some minor rim wear. Several base chips. A Y-shaped hairline on underside, continuing 5 1/2" up far right side of pitcher's front. H 14".

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